Mom plans skydive salute for Iraq-bound son

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There are many things that I would do to prove to my family just how much I love them, but jumping out of a perfectly good airplane is not one of them. Tina Peters, however, is clearly a braver woman than I. Before her son, Air Force Staff Sgt. Jason Peters, heads back to Iraq for his second tour of duty, the 57-year-old mother is going to skydive for the first time in her life.

Her other son, 32-year-old Ray Peters, is going with her as they "Jump for Jason" at the airport in Saginaw County, Michigan tomorrow.

Sgt. Peters, who is heading back to Iraq next week as a member of the 75th Logistics Readiness Squadron, has never jumped out an plane himself and has the sense not to. "I'm not looking forward to going back, but I'm not crazy enough to jump out of a plane," he said. I'll be sitting back with the insurance agent, watching."

Mom says she just wanted to do something special for her son before he goes and claims that she's not the least bit nervous. "One of us will scream like a little girl, and it's not gonna be me," she told The Saginaw News.

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.